Unexpected MRI Results: Multiple Blood Clots

Today Grandson Ben had his scheduled MRI, which did not yield the results we were expecting, and he has been admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.   The MRI showed no problems in the area of the brain where the two operations were performed in May. It also confirmed that the blood vessels that had been enlarged prior to the operations were now normal.  However, it did reveal multiple blood clots in the brain.

Doctors in Atlanta sent the images from the MRI to Dr. Berenstein, Ben’s neurosurgeon in New York.  Dr. Berenstein and Dr. Cawley, neurosurgeon at Emory University Hospital (which literally is across the street from Egleston), will be conferring as to the best course of treatment.

Our daughter and son-in-law had expected to be in Atlanta only one day for the MRI and now are looking at possibly several days there. They don’t know if Ben will remain in intensive care or will be moved to a regular hospital room.  And they don’t know when he will be released to go home.

Please keep our little man in your thoughts and prayers.  Updates will follow….

In the meantime, here is our little guy this morning before the MRI…



14 thoughts on “Unexpected MRI Results: Multiple Blood Clots

  1. Hey, Deb. I thought I commented on this post, but huh. So the blood clots should dissolve. Yea! Sending a kiss for his sweet noggin from Pennsylvania. John


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